Breast Cancer Initiative: Background
One of the basic operating
values of Chateau Wally Films is " . . . to share a significant
part of the profits from all of our films with needs that we
deem important challenges to humanity." In this spirit,
the company has established Jane Cusumano Foundation's Jane's
Breast Cancer Initiative to help in the battle against this
disease, which was responsible for writer/director Jane Cusumano's
passing on June 1, 2001 just four weeks after directing her
first feature film.
The mission of the foundation and initiative is, first and
foremost, to provide women with the latest information on
breast cancer prevention, as well as information that will
enable them to take personal charge of fighting this disease,
should they have the challenge of doing so.
This mission is implemented by:
sources of information on the prevention of breast cancer.
breast cancer patients with information sources concerning
available treatments so that they can choose what they feel
is the most effective strategy for treating their disease.
funding for diagnostics and treatment to women who do not
have means to do so.
research directed at preventing and curing breast cancer.
Chateau Wally Films will provide seed
funding for this foundation by donating 50 percent of all
net profits from Jane's film, WHAT MATTERS MOST. Our tax ID
number is 77-0577497 and donations may be directed as follows:
Jane Cusumano Foundation
Jane's Breast Cancer Initiative
1129 Maricopa Highway
Ojai, CA 93023
Please visit our
Breast Cancer Resource Center.
Knowledge is power. You will find links to breast cancer
organizations' websites, listing tradition and complimentary
methodologies, also links to other helpful resources
like support and advocacy organizations, art as a healing
resource, books and authors, whatever seems appropriate
help us keep this resource center up-to-date and effective
by recommending any informative or helpful websites.
a website form.
your story and thoughts-whether you are a patient, survivor,
friend or partner, sharing our stories is one way we
can all encourage one another. Guest
the Best Medicine,
Homorous anecdotes and quotations
from women about women.